Pink City or the pink city – after looking at the reddish-colored facades of the houses, the nickname of Jaipur is already understandable. The capital of Rajasthan fascinates with unique buildings such as the Amber Fort and the Palace of the Winds and gives you a comprehensive insight into the exotic culture of the people. But Jaipur is also known for impressive palaces and for the latest fashion of Indian saris, which is sold in corresponding shops. Discover the charming city with its many facets and get to know the local life as well as the unique buildings. Another highlight on a trip to northern India in Jaipur – because northern India is by far not only the Taj Mahal and the holy city of Varanasi.
Jaipur’s pink old town makes the city a magnet for visitors and belongs to the Golden Triangle together with Delhi and Agra. The capital of the state of Rajasthan and with about three million inhabitants is medium-sized by Indian standards and its architectural stock has remained unchanged for almost 300 years.
Places of interest in Jaipur
Jaipur’s most famous attraction, the Old Town, is also called the “Pink City” and was created when all the houses of the old Town were painted in pink-orange in honor of Prince Albert in 1876.
In addition to the city Palace with gardens, courtyards and museums, there are a few other interesting highlights in Jaipur:
Galta Ji Temple with monkeys as the main attraction
Jaigarh Fort: located above the Amber Fort
Amber Fort (11 km outside, entrance fee 200 rupees): magnificent fortress from the time of the Mughal rule with an insight into the private rooms
Jantar Mantar: the world’s largest observatory made of marble and sandstone
Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds): landmark of the city with almost 1000 picturesque niches and windows, a former lookout for harem ladies
Nahargarh Fort (Tiger Fort): Beautiful panoramic sunset view of the big city
Jal Mahal (Water Palace): Cannot be visited directly
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